[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of South Pasadena as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 98-06]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Art. I, Keeping and Care of Animals, adopted 12-18-1984 by Ord. No. 84-23 as Ch. 4 of the 1984 Code, as amended.
The provisions of the Pinellas County Code which govern animal control shall be applicable within the City limits of South Pasadena. Penalties for violations of County Code provisions shall be as provided by Pinellas County. References in Pinellas County Code to F.S. § 567 are scriveners' errors and shall be deemed to be references to the state law regarding dangerous dogs contained in F.S. Chapter 767. The additional animal control provisions contained in this article are supplemental to and not in place of the Pinellas County provisions. The definitions found in Sec 14-26 of the Pinellas County Code shall be applicable to the supplemental provisions contained herein. A copy of the current Pinellas County Animal Control provisions are attached hereto marked as Exhibit "A."
It shall be unlawful for any person who is walking a dog or cat outside the premises where the dog or cat is normally kept to use a leash which exceeds eight feet in length.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of real property to keep a cow, horse, pony, goat, chicken, sheep or swine, including a pot belly pig, on any property which is less than 1/2 acre in size. This requirement shall apply regardless of whether the animal is considered by the owner to be a pet.
It shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any type of outdoor animal cage or compound the height of which exceeds the fence height limitations established for the property.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of a residential unit to keep or allow more than four dogs at a residential unit. It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of a residential unit to keep or allow more than four cats at a residential unit. For purposes of this section the term "residential unit" refers to a single-family home or to each unit of a multifamily dwelling or apartment complex. In calculating the number of dogs or cats per residential unit, no dog or cat born to another dog or cat kept at the residence shall be counted until it reaches three months of age. No pet dealers as that term is defined by Pinellas County shall be permitted to operate in any residential land use district.
Animal owners shall be responsible for immediate removal of any pet excrement deposited by their pet on public or private property, other than on the property lawfully occupied by the owner of the pet.
[Amended 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02]
Violations of this chapter shall be punished in accordance with § 1-16 and shall be considered Class V offenses.
[Added 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02]
It shall be unlawful for any person who is the owner of a dog or who has possession, charge or custody of a dog to allow said dog to enter the Habitat Extension Park regardless of whether the dog is on or off a leash. The Habitat Extension Park is located on the corner of Pasadena Avenue and Shore Drive South.
[Adopted 2-9-1993 by Ord. No. 93-01]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ANIMAL-DRAWN VEHICLE
- Any vehicle, including but not limited to carriages, wagons, carts or other apparatus, which is drawn, pulled or propelled by an animal independent of or in conjunction with a mechanical means of power or propulsion.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or cause to be operated an animal-drawn vehicle on any street, right-of-way, sidewalk, public park or any open area to which the public is licensed or invited to enter, including parking areas of commercial businesses. This prohibition shall not apply to properly licensed special event or parade participants.